Shortly after the events of September 11, 2001, there was talk about constructing additional evacuation routes within the U.S. to better serve the evacuation for major metropolitan areas in a future emergency event.
Yet within all of the 100s of billions of $$ spent since on the war in Iraq and with over-sightless surveilling the general public, there is nothing for new evacuation routes- particularly from such metropolises as Washington, D.C., and New York City/Long Island.
Logical projects would include:
I-287 Long Island Sound Bridge/Tunnel, either a full tunnel, or a bridge with tunnel (cut and cover box with full lanes and shoulders to mitigate the highway at the shore areas) to a Route 135 re-signed and improved as I-287
I- Highway-Railway Tunnel towards , preferably with an eastern extension along the Sunrise Highway corridor
Lincoln Tunnel 4th Tube
Midtown Manhattan 3rd Tube
Holland Tunnel Parallel Tubes
Northern and Eastern . radial highways, in particular, the I-95 Grand Arc Mall Tunnel
Homeland Security Goal Better Served by Reviving I-70S through NW Washington DC- Mark Robinowitz